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    Hi all,

    I've had a lotus with a Chinese symbol in it for about 4yrs now and having recently had my dreamcatcher and having such a lovely piece on me, it really drew my attention to how my lotus just wasn't up to scratch! The whole tattoo will be about 4/5hrs, today we did 2hrs, which was enough time to do a rose over my lotus. In a months time I'm going back to have the doll added. This piece is being done at the same studio as my dreamcatcher, Beynurs in Littleport, the artist is Giada Knox, who recently was the cover girl on skin deep and she had a five page spread!
    of course this was going to hurt, I suspect it might've been a bit worse as it was going over some scar tissue. The outline took about 50mins and tbh was the worst bit! The lines at the base of my wrist were the worst(now really dreading the bottom of the doll) and the colouring was actually pretty bearable.
    The colouring in took about an hour, so I had a max of 10 min break during it, I was offered to have breaks but I personally find it best just to get on with it!
    since getting home I've taken the cling film off and given it a rinse. It is very swollen and tender so I've taken some ibuprofen.

    Heres the progression of my tattoo-

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    Day 2- woke up and my tattoo was very wet and slimey, I was worried initially as I haven't had this happen before, but I haven't had a coloured tattoo like this before! It's still very swollen and red and also pretty painful to touch or for me to bend my wrist. Hoping it will feel better in the next couple of days! I'm using bepanthen again as that worked so well for my dreamcatcher. Will update tomorrow
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    Day 4-My wrist is still very tender and leaking quite a bit of plasma and ink. I've had a bit of bubbling in the middle of my rose, which is the most worked area. I lessened my use of the bepanthen, in case my tattoo was too moisturised, but I found that it then became incredibly dry and tight. So I'm applying the bepanthen mainly to the outside and not the middle area with the bubbles. tbh, I'm going to be really relieved when this starts peeling, because having such a large area that's scabby is uncomfortable.
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    I thought the lotus was definitely up to scratch, it was pretty ! Your rose is beautiful too though. Hope it heals well
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    The line work in the lotus was pretty bad, the top left was the worst bit. I wasn't ever proud to show it to anyone, my cover up is going to be sooo much better!
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    I kinda liked the lotus as well tbh! It could have had the outline redone and been fine but it's more important that you like what you have now! The healing seems normal to me, just use bep very very sparingly. Cover up's can take a while longer to heal.
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    As others have said, I don't think the lotus was at all bad! However, having had a tattoo I didn't like myself and being to embarrassed to show it off (and subsequently covering it up) I also understand that once you fall out of love with it, it doesn't matter how many people tell you it's fine it just has to go. Got to love the skin you're in, after all! That said, I think the rose is absolutely gorgeous. =) Can't wait to see the finished piece.
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    I did consider having the outline redone, but tbh I just don't love it, so thought is best to start again my husband and family much prefer the new one, so that's gotta b a good thing too!
    general update- swelling is much reduced, still very sore. I was out all day so had 12hrs without putting bepanthen on. Wow has it gone dry! It's cracked and started to peel. As soon as I got in I washed it and put bepanthen on, so it's looking much better
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    Aww glad it's going well and that your family like it! <3
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    Day 6- All the swelling seems to have gone, still a bit painful, but not too bad. Strangely pretty much the whole thing has peeled! There's only a little bit of scabbing in the middle. its not as red as I thought it was going to be, it actually looks purple/pink. Relieved that the cover up has been successful and that the lotus isn't visible. Also a bit odd, not had any itching with this! Which has surprised me, it's almost like the entire process has been accelerated. I'll put another pic up shortly!
    Current piercings-

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